Aerobicizing Nash’s songs may be your idea of heaven. It’s just not mine.
The Leigh Nash Remix Project revisits three songs from Nash’s debut solo CD, Blue on Blue, returning to one track in particular, “My Idea of Heaven”, four separate times. Nash, no dance diva, is outfitted in various groove configurations to greater or lesser success. The “Panoptica Remix” of “My Idea of Heaven” is slightly disconcerting, as it speeds up Nash’s tender vocal while thoughtlessly slapping a formerly meditative melody onto a speeding disco conveyer belt. But the “Nortec Collective Remix” rethink of the same, with its inserted clarinet counter melody, presents a clever alternate angle. “Nervous in the Light of Dawn”, given a “Morgan Page Remix”, is one of this project’s kinder, more appropriate BPM makeovers. It retrofits an original rhythm much more conducive to a newly stepped up pace. Aerobicizing Nash’s songs may be your idea of heaven. It’s just not mine.